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Carrion Flower

Orbea spp.

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

H2-H1b

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

25cm

5cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Orbea hardyi
Orbea cooperi
O. elegans

Carrion Flower Overview

Orbea is a genus that contains around 60 succulent species from the Apocynaceae (dogbane) family, native to Africa. They are leafless clump-forming perennials with fleshy, toothed stems and striking star- or open funnel-shaped flowers in a variety of colours, and sometimes with contrasting spots or blotches and a pungent scent. They are popular in cultivation, commonly grown as glasshouse specimens or as houseplants. Perhaps the most well-known Orbea species is O. variegata, having been in cultivation the longest.

Common problems with Carrion Flower

How to propagate Carrion Flower

Cuttings

Stem segment cuttings can be taken in spring and summer.

Special features of Carrion Flower

Attractive flowers